As a primary caregiver for a parent with dementia, Sandra is concerned with the uncertainties and potential harm associated with different types of medications prescribed for dementia patients. In her professional life, she has designed and implemented outreach strategies for the Coordinated Care Initiative on behalf of the State of California Department of Health Care Services with the goal of connecting older adults & people with disabilities in diverse communities with key resources and coordinated care.
Sandra serves the Korean American community in the greater Los Angeles County, particularly the older adult population, in different capacities (as a member of the Korean American Health Coalition, volunteer at the Koreatown Senior and Community Center and previous board member at Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD now known as FACE).
Sandra is a twice immigrant, from Korea to South America, then to the United States. She spent the last 20 years in the corporate, nonprofit, health care and labor worlds. Her passion is to connect needs with resources, especially in communities experiencing language and cultural barriers.